Greenhill Luke’s Locker Six-Mile Relay 2014

Dallas, TX

Meet Information

Questions?: Jason Yaffe, yaffej@greenhill.org or 972-628-5437

The Greenhill 6 Mile Relay race has been a mainstay on the Texas high school cross country schedule for the past 30 years. The race was the brainchild of legendary Greenhill coach Tom Holodak. Holodak created the original course at Norbuck Park in Dallas and soon haybales and intense competition became the norm. And while champions have rotated among various schools, the meet has remained one of the longest running cross country events in Texas.

This year's 30th annual relay includes the traditional four person, 1.5 mile circuit with haybales and garden gloves as batons. All eyes will be on the defending champion teams in their yellow singlets. In the 6A/5A/4A competition, Coach Andrew Cook's squad from Flower Mound will try to repeat in the girls race. Last year's team of Jacobson, Uriarte, White, and Belbina chiseled away at an early lead by Highland Park to outdistance the Lady Scots and runner up Southlake Carroll. Coach Justin Leonard's Southlake Carroll Dragons would later go on to win the 5A state team title in both the boys and girls races at Round Round. The boys started their season winning the 6 Mile Relay with a team of Kemps, Pickle, Canal, and Hendrickson over the Highland Park boys.

In the small school divisions, Sanger tried to pull off two team victories in the 2013 Relay and came very close. Clint Davidson's girls crew of Martinez, Springer, Lee, and Stalder repeated as team champions over Isidore Newman School (Louisiana) and will look to three-peat on August 23, 2014. The St. Mark's boys used a fine anchor leg from Brown to claim the boys title with a six second win over Sanger. Coach John Turek will be fielding a different top team now that some on last year's foursome (Addy, Carter, Graass, and Brown) have graduated.

This year's meet is scheduled for August 23, 2014 at Norbuck and with the help of meet sponsors Luke's Locker and Saucony, the 30th running promises to be a special one. The meet will continue to give teams from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana an exciting opportunity to kick off their seasons.

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